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Some such analogical paradigms

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KARACHI: It is always a delight to see young artists creating art with complete abandon, for what one gets to see is an unadulterated, uninfluenced effort that may or may not be right out of the top drawer. Analogical Paradigms — an exhibition of artworks by four young artists — these days can be seen […]

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The Quran and art

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THE Holy Quran has been approached from many perspectives: linguistic, liturgical, historical, exegetical, sociological, psychological, anthropological, aesthetic etc. The more perspectives one brings to the study of the sacred text, the better and richer our understanding of it becomes. People approach sacred texts from their own perspectives, their reading fed by their needs, interests and […]

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Caravaggio in Karachi

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KARACHI: Quddus Mirza is one of Pakistan’s leading artists. He also has proven credentials as an art writer. So whenever he puts on display his new works expectations always rocket sky-high. And an exhibition of his latest body of artworks that opened at the Canvas Art Gallery on Tuesday lives up to expectations in every […]

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Painting goes missing from NA Secretariat

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ISLAMABAD: The capital has its own real-life version of the ‘Thomas Crown Affair’ after a valuable painting was found missing from the National Assembly Secretariat. While the painting may not quite be a 100-million-dollar Monet, the abstract work, which is “worth over a million rupees,” was swiped from a building with the highest-level security in […]

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For the love of Rumi

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KARACHI: Sometimes certain things become fashionable in art, for example, quoting Rumi. How does one distinguish between a true admirer of the poet and someone who likes to name-drop and quote couplets at the drop of a hat to impress others? It is an easy question to answer. Observe closely a work of art inspired […]

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Exhibition of Pakistani truck art held in Ottawa

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The High Commission for Pakistan, Ottawa organised a truck art exhibition on Parliament Hill featuring the prominent Pakistani truck artist Haider Ali. The event was attended by a large cross section of people from Ottawa such as senators, MPs, prominent business leaders, media representatives, important government functionaries and the Pakistani origin community in Ottawa. The […]

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Chaotic journeys towards society

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KARACHI: VM Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition by two talented women, Shazia Qureshi and Tahira Noreen, based on two different themes ‘Organised Chaos’ and ‘Journeys’ respectively. The work by Shazia, who is a prominent figure in the domestic art scene, revolves around the current socio – political conciliation while Tahira’s work is experimental and […]

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Jahangir Hossain brings ‘The Colour of Mind’ to Hamail

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LAHORE: A solo exhibition titled, “The Colour of Mind” showcasing paintings by Jahangir Hossain commenced at the Hamail Art Galleries on Wednesday. Hossains’s paintings are deeply passionate and emotionally charged. “I paint what I feel, straight from my heart,” Hossain told Daily Times, as he talked about his thought process when he paints. The medium […]

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Artists from Karachi, Islamabad reveal their tale of the two cities

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By: Hifza Jillani KARACHI: In this tale of two cities, Karachi is predictably violent and Islamabad is transient. This is how two artists from Karachi and Islamabad – Shazia Qureshi and Tahira Noreen – feel about their respective hometowns. The artists will be displaying their works at VM Art Gallery starting today. Qureshi titled her […]

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Komail Aijazuddin: Connecting art with faith

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LAHORE: Several artists use the canvas to express their inner most desires or as a means of letting go of their deep-rooted inhibitions. From political issues to social ones, they tend to convert the external stimuli and channel their emotions onto the blank canvas. However, in Komail Aijazuddin’s case, instead of taking stimuli from his […]

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Erum Ashfaq’s works on display at Jharoka Art Gallery

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ISLAMABAD: Instinctive artist Erum Ashfaq has put up her 26 oil paintings that depict the country’s rich cultural heritage. The solo exhibition started at the Jharoka Art Gallery and was set against the backdrop of classical buildings holding an element of diversity and intensity with an effective play of light and darkness that imparted ecstatic […]

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History of Sufism in Sindh discussed

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KARACHI: An enlightening lecture on ‘Sufism in Sindh’ was delivered by eminent scholar Prof Dr Michel Boivin at the Mohatta Palace Museum on Tuesday evening. The talk was organised by the Endowment Fund Trust and the Mohatta Palace Museum. Dr Boivin stated at the outset that he was a historian by training. His talk was […]

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Faces and places

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KARACHI: In art, contrary to the common perception, sometimes tangible things are harder to draw, paint or sculpt than intangible ones. The reason for this is that interpreting life from an experiential standpoint is a two-edged sword. You know, by virtue of knowing them through your senses, what you are trying to create and at […]

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Faculty show, fertile imaginations

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KARACHI: One could call it an embarrassment of riches in terms of the quality work that the Indus Valley School has put up as part of its seventh faculty show at the school’s art gallery. The exhibition, which is under way and will continue till Oct 5, showcases exhibits of celebrated names in Pakistani art […]

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